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Saudi Arabia has many amazing vistas and is rich in natural diversity and cultural prosperity, and offers many the opportunity to spend the most beautiful holidays that are characterized by activities, such as mountain climbing, cycling over the roads drawn between the shades of trees, and deep sea trips with its clear waters mixed with coral colors, passing through the golden sands of the desert .
This was highlighted by the Business Mirror website, where he said that in addition to the above, there is also a unique strategic location that has enriched the Kingdom with the shadows of history and the effects of successive civilizations, from archaeological museums and their historical holdings, to festivals that revive the local heritage with paintings that tell unforgettable stories.
Saudi Arabia on the world tourism map
Vision 2030 was concerned with the tourism industry and various entertainment programs, and the concerned authorities succeeded in making the Kingdom a magnet for recreational, heritage and cultural tourism in the Middle East, and placed it on the global tourism map, by hosting international sporting events for the first time in the Arab region, in parallel with the cultural and artistic movement that succeeded The General Authority for Entertainment in its founding.
History and Archeology
Saudi Arabia enjoys many historical archaeological sites, as it has a long-standing cultural heritage that extends from the ancient Stone Ages through the historical and Islamic eras, in addition to the most beautiful prosperous areas of civilization and construction represented in palaces, forts, ancient military and religious facilities, archaeological finds and collectibles, and the most wonderful paintings and inscriptions that he created. The ancients in a number of regions scattered throughout the kingdom.
Among the most prominent of these areas is the city of Al-Hajar or Madain Saleh, in the city of Al-Ula, and it occupies a strategic location on the road linking southern Arabia with Mesopotamia, the Levant and Egypt. It is the first site in Saudi Arabia to join the list of World Heritage Sites (UNESCO).
There is also Al-Diriyah, and Historic Jeddah, which is characterized by the splendor of architecture, and includes a number of important monuments and archaeological and heritage buildings, the most prominent of which are historical mosques with a unique architectural style, such as: Othman bin Affan Mosque, Al-Shafi’i Mosque, Al-Basha Mosque, Akash Mosque, Al-Mimar Mosque, and the Jameh Mosque. Al-Hanafi, as well as more than 600 heritage buildings, 36 historical mosques, five major historical markets, as well as ancient corridors and squares.
Nature tourism for adventure lovers
The Kingdom is characterized by open deserts, starry skies, mountainous heights, valleys and springs, to sea beaches and islands, and permanent and seasonal springs and springs abound in a number of Saudi regions.
There are also agricultural desert oases surrounded by trees, palms and green orchards, where desert oases are surrounded by a sandy cover that gives them a picturesque landscape, in which a distinct agricultural style and style prevails that is found only in desert areas, the most famous of which is: Al-Ahsa Oasis.
In addition to the above, there are nature reserves, such as the Uruq Bani Maarid Reserve in the Empty Quarter, the Caribou Reserve in the east of Riyadh, and the Farasan Islands in the waters of the Red Sea.
Among the natural places are also: Grand Valley, Wadi Deber, Wadi Al-Haram, Wadi Asilah, Wadi Al-Duqa, Wadi Leith, Wadi Al-Ahsa and Wadi Willam.
A rare geographical phenomenon
Wadi Lajab is a strange and rare geographical phenomenon. It is originally a rift and not a valley like other valleys, as its width sometimes does not exceed four meters only, despite the height of its sides, and that is what made it strange, beauty and breathtaking nature. Nobody climbed it.
Caves and caverns abound in a number of areas, and they are called (Dahul), which are formed as a result of the flow of water and its gatherings underground. Most of its pioneers are adventure seekers, the most famous of which are Dahl Hit between the cities of Al-Kharj and Riyadh, Aba Jarfan and Hudayban.
Beaches and islands
Saudi Arabia includes a large number of islands, amounting to 1,300 islands, including 1,150 islands in the Red Sea and 150 islands in the Arabian Gulf.
The edges of the beaches are embroidered with soft sand, mountainous heights, and plant gatherings, in addition to its various coral reefs, which qualifies it to be a tourist destination for fishing, diving and recreation in most seasons of the year, such as: Safe Island, Farasan Islands and Sajid Island (Al-Saqeed).